Coronavirus positive man dies waiting for ambulance by the road, ambulance arrives 3-hours later

A coronavirus positive man in his 60s collapsed on a busy road in Bangalore and died. What’s shocking is that the dead man’s body lay on the road for three hours until an ambulance could reach there.

The man was on his way to the hospital. He asked the ambulance to reach the main road to pick him up as they did not want to create a commotion among the neighbourhood. His wife said that the her husband developed breathing difficulties and suddenly collapsed.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner, Anil Kumar has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Prim facia officials said a communication failure led to the ambulance reaching there three hours late. Heavy rains also added to the delay.

This case of negligence comes after a 52-year-old man died waiting for 30 hours in an ambulance for a hospital to take him. 18 hospitals denied him admission.

On Friday, Bangalore reported  994 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours – this is the city’s biggest one day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. In all Bangalore has recorded 7,173 cases including 106 deaths.

For the past five days Karnataka has reported over 1,000 cases daily. Specifically state capital, Bengaluru has shown a sudden peak in cases filling almost all the beds reserved for coronavirus patients.